The number one reason for breast implant revision surgery is due to a woman changing her mind about her implant size. So it’s clear that getting the right-sized implants on the first try can be a challenge. Here are a few tips for how to ensure that you’re choosing the right breast implants to meet your goals.
Understanding Implant Sizing
It’s only natural to approach implants in terms of cup size. After all, you know what size bra you currently wear, and have a good idea of what size you’d rather wear after your augmentation. However, implants are measured by volume rather than cup size, so the concept of cup size is really not very accurate but it’s the best the clothing industry had…until now.
Use REALFIT™ Cups to Measure Breast Volume
Jockey™ has developed a novel system using volumetric REALFIT™ cups to measure breast volume and determine a more consistent and better fitting bra! Dr. Placik is the first plastic surgeon in the world to partner with Jockey™ to study the predictive value of the REALFIT™ cups before and after breast augmentation surgery. He is currently enrolling patients. It’s vital to call on the expert guidance of a breast augmentation specialist, like Dr. Placik, to ensure that you get the look you want.
When sizing, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration, from breast base diameter to profile (the projection of the implant) and shape (round vs. anatomical), plus the differences between saline and silicone implants and how all of these options combined will look relative to your existing frame and anatomy.
Trust the Expert
In all honesty, choosing the ideal breast implant size is difficult for anyone who isn’t a plastic surgeon. Although computer imaging systems may be used, they are not accurate. Many patients, who are early in the process and eager to get their surgery scheduled, think that they can figure this out themselves via online resources or via telephone calls. Instead of stressing yourself out with all the pressure of feeling like you’ll never figure out how to make the right choice, invest that time and energy into choosing a highly qualified board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation instead. He or she can translate your envisioned ideal into implants that are the right shape, size and profile to help you achieve your cosmetic goals.